Jumbunna 18th March 2021



A Message from Ken and Lisa

Parents and Friends Association

Thank you to the parents and friends who attended our P&F AGM and first meeting for the year last Friday. Congratulations and thank you to the following members who are taking on office bearer positions this year:

President: Jenny Ferguson

Vice President: Jody Stack Carrodus

Secretary: Mandy Kennedy 

School Council Representative: Rebecca Eckhard 

Uniform Shop Coordinator: Monique Grima 

Uniform Shop Assistant: Mandy Kennedy 

The P&F have many exciting events planned for our community this year including the upcoming Easter Raffle, Mother’s and Father’s day and the previously successful Colourthon.

There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved throughout the year, even if you are unable to become a member. If you are interested in joining the P&F, it is not too late! The next meeting will be held on Friday 23rd April at 9:00am. Everyone is welcome!

No assembly this week

Due to a variety of activities including Year 5/6 Lightening Premiership occurring tomorrow, there will be no assembly this week. Students who have achieved Student of the Week for this week will be awarded their certificate at next week’s assembly.

Farmers’ Market

It was fantastic to have the Bonbeach Farmers’ Market back last Sunday after a year of not being able to hold the market. The weather was on our side and it was great to see so many members of the community out enjoying the market atmosphere.  We had many new and old favourite stalls with a record total of 45 stalls and a record number of visitors to the market. The next market will be held during the school holidays on Sunday the 11th April where we will have even more stalls, you do not want to miss it!

A big thank you goes out to the Year 1/2 families who helped with set up, pack up and gate collection, Year 5/6 families and students who assisted on the BBQ and Worm Wee and to the Farmers’ Market Committee members for ensuring such a successful first market back.

Thank you to the following parents: Kate A, Jonathon C, Amy D, OJ D, Evan D, Xiaomeng L, Glen D, Kelly E, Marijke E, Sara F, Steffanie G, Glen J, Sara F, Sarah J, Janelle J, Jade K, Paul K, Ange L, Bryan M, Adrian M, Anita P, Pam P, Cameron S, Catherine S, Ramsey W, Julian W.

Thank you to the following students: Saraya L, Caitlin E, Alana K, Michael K, Izzy A, Sienna P, Alva D

For our next market in April, our Prep team will be coordinating volunteers for the gates, set up and pack up. In return for your assistance, $500 from the market profits will go directly to the Prep area for the purchasing of resources.

If you are available to assist on the day, please complete the Google form: https://forms.gle/1pwnT6HbiEFwFTna7

Our April BBQ will be run by our 2021 aerobics team with the profits raised supporting the aerobics team to compete in their competitions this year. If you are able to assist on the BBQ, please see Mrs Batson or Miss T.



Dates to remember

Term 1 2021

Fri 19/3            Inter-school sport lightning premiership
Mon 22/3          Harmony Day
Fri 23/3            P&F Meeting 9am
Fri 29/3            Easter Raffle donations & tickets due
Thurs 1/4         Easter Bonnet Parade 9:15am Basketball Court
Thurs 1/4         Easter Raffle drawn
Thur 1/4           Last day of Term 1 - students dismissed at 2:30pm
Sun 11/4          Farmers' Market Prep

Term 2 2021

Mon 19/4         Term 2 begins at 9am
Tues 20/4         Grade 5/6 Camp
Wed 21/4         Grade 5/6 Camp
Thurs 22/4       Grade 5/6 Camp
Fri 23/4           Grade 5/6 Camp
Tues 4/5          District Cross Country
Sun 9/5           Farmers' Market Yr 5/6
Fri 21/5           Curriculum Day - student free day
Mon 7/6           Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Tues 8/6          Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Wed 9/6           Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Thurs 10/6       Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Fri 11/6           Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Tues 15/6         Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Wed 16/6         Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Thurs 17/6       Grade 1/2 Swimming Lessons
Sun 13/6          Farmers' Market Yr 3/4
Fri 25/6            Last day of Term 2 - students dismissed 2:30pm
Sun 11/7          Farmers' Market Yr 1/2

Term 3 2021

Sun 8/8          Farmers' Market Yr Prep
Fri 3/9             District Athletics
Sun 12/9         Farmers' Market Year 5/6

Term 4 2021

Sun 10/10       Farmers' Market  Pre-School
14/11             Farmers' Marke   TBC
12/12             Farmers' Market  TBC

A Message from the PE Department


                            CROSS COUNTRY DAY 2021

   Next Friday the 26th of March, we will be holding our annual Cross Country Day. This is a whole school event that will take place between 9am-11am. The junior school (prep-Year 2) will be running a smaller course within the school grounds. Students in prep will be running one lap in their classes and year 1/2s will be running two laps with JST, JBT and JKM running together and JKB and JTC running together.

When not running, all juniors will be watching and cheering on from the middle of the oval. Estimated time of finishing is 10am. Classes are then encouraged to watch and cheer on as the senior school competes the larger course.

Year 3-6 students will be running a larger course on the outside of the school. They will run in their age groups and gender. Under 9/10 will be doing 3 laps of the course with under 11 and under 12/13 running 4 laps. This also doubles as try outs to make the District Cross Country Team. We expect the senior school to finish by 11am. 

All students are encouraged to wear their house colours on the day. If you are unsure what house your child is in, please see their classroom teacher. This event will only be cancelled in extreme weather (eg: lighting and serve thunderstorms). Rain will not cause the event to be cancelled.   



Last week, Bonbeach Primary School competed at the 2021 District Swimming Carnival. The squad of 24 girls and boys from grade 3 to 6 that represented our school at the Pines Aquatic Centre did a magnificent job.

We had a number of students claim third and second ribbons, but also a number of students win their events who then went on to represent Bonbeach at the Kingston Divisional Finals at the start of this week. Special mention to Talitha. F who broke a new district record for the u12/13 girl’s freestyle.

Well done to the following students who came first in their event(s) at District and then competed at Divisional:

Saraya. L- u12/13 Girls Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay

Bella. G- u12/13 Girls Breaststroke, Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay

Talitha. F- u12/13 Freestyle, Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay

Caitlyn. E- u12/13 Girls Freestyle Relay and Medley Relay

Leo. G- u9/10 Boys Breaststroke

Owen. H- u12/13 Boys Breaststroke

Lachlan. C- u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Frank. B- u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Griffin. D- u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Judd. H- u11 Boys Freestyle Relay

Unfortunately we didn’t have any place getters on the day at Divisional. All students though, displayed strong school spirit, determination and a desire to never give up.

A big thank you goes out to Ms Felmingham and Ange Lang who helped out on the day, Julie Granger who offered up her time to coach the squad and to all the parents who were there to support and cheer on the students. Once again, well done to the team and go BONBEACH!!!!!!

-Mr Mac.


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PDJ      Leif H
PKM     Gemma B
PMW     Jake B

JBT       Lexi M & Liam D
JKB       Aliyah M
JKM       Harry B 
JST        Spencer A

JTC        Sarah S

MBJ        Jack H
MCF        Asher A & Raph D

MEI        Tate J
  Amelia R-B    
MSM      Sabrina M

SPA       Bella G
SJH       Josh M
SNM      Jack T

Art         Hayden M               

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